TWO dogs were left on the side of the road with the bins after their cruel owners were evicted from their home.
The blonde and brown pooches were in a cage next to black bin bags, old blankets and unwanted clothes in Barstow, California.
Allen Boartfield, a volunteer with Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue, woke up to a distressing call that two dogs were spotted on a street corner on November 9.
The dogs were rushed to the Camino Pet Hospital in Irvine, California where they are being treated.
The blonde dog has been named Catch and the brown dog has been named Treasure.
Hedy Herold, the rescue coordinator for the hospital, said the pups were very distressed when they arrived.
She told The Dodo: “Catch and Treasure came to us with visibly shaken spirits and broken hearts.
“Treasure was so matted that she couldn’t move without pain and she was snapping at our technicians who wanted to help her.”
The two dogs are inseparable and have stayed huddled together, but Catch had to be temporarily separated after catching a cold.
When Boartfield first rescued the pups he said they were very distressed.
He told The Dodo: “They were both extremely scared. Treasure got used to me fairly quickly, but Catch never did.
“Catch is very attached to Treasure. So attached that, when I moved Treasure into another kennel, even though Catch was very scared still, he ran across my lap to be in the same kennel as Treasure.”
Catch, the blonde pooch, even nipped Boartfield on the hands a few times out of fear.
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Staff say Treasure has developed her outgoing personality and is almost recovered from her traumatic experience.
However, Catch is still very shy and afraid of people and other dogs.
It is unclear if the owners has been reported to the police or if there is an investigation underway.
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